Hyper Light Drifter is simply a work of art. From its soundtrack, which was composed by Disasterpiece, to its amazing pixel art. Yes, this game will make you want to smash your controller, but the beauty of it will keep you hitting the retry button every time you fail.
The game plays like a 2D Legend of Zelda titles, but has the difficulty and precision needed for a Dark Souls title. Blending the two of these genres make for one hell of a video game. I don’t want to give to much of the story away, because it’s really best to discover for yourself so I’m going to be as vague as possible here. Evil has taken over the land and it’s up to your job to fix that.
So in the beginning your character starts out weak so of course you have to find upgrades throughout the game that make you stronger. I love it when games make you do that…. Getting back on track, you have a number of weapons at your disposal for you new job. These include a sword, and a number of guns, shotgun, pistol, etc. Which are all fully upgradeable in the main town where your “house” is. You upgrade your weapons using bits which are found out exploring. I really like this system of upgrading weapons because it allows you to upgrade your weapons as you want them instead of having to search for those upgrades. You are also upgrade your moves and melee attacks this way too.
As far as the world is concerned you start out in the middle, where the town is. From here you have the four sections of the world: North, East, South and West. Each of these zones has their own vibrant theme and unique enemies. They also have their fair share of boss fights and secrets as well. So of course you gotta beat each section and I’m not gonna tell you what happens next because if fucking awesome and you really need to find out for yourself. Also this game does have a NG+ option after beating. You are allowed to break your controllers when playing NG+.
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Disclosure: We DID NOT receive a copy of this game for free. I paid for it because I liked it.
Check out the Developers and Publishers: Heart Machine